Bob Hallissy


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Unicode Status (Arabic) text entry 2017-11-15 10:21:37   2 scripts    
Unicode Character Browsing blog post 2016-01-11 07:29:52       2 topics
Where do I find font specifications? blog post 2014-10-15 09:14:10       Font Design and Development - NRSI
Keyman for iPhone and iPad blog post 2014-02-07 10:19:40       2 topics
Debugging multi-technology fonts blog post 2014-02-07 10:14:29       3 topics
Accent collision lists blog post 2014-02-07 10:12:48   Latin [Latn]   Font Design and Development - NRSI
Revised Font Family Naming Recommendations from FontLab blog post 2014-02-07 10:12:12       Font Design and Development - NRSI
Character Identifier Tool from Tavultesoft software entry 2013-06-10 11:18:19       2 topics
Unicode Hex Input Windows Registry setting file entry 2012-06-20 11:23:20       2 topics
Amiri Font for Arabic software entry 2012-02-07 11:13:16   Arabic [Arab]    

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Comment #1 on 'Windows 10, MSKLC, and .NET Framework' by BobHallissy on 2016-08-23 13:18:48

Windows 10 comes with Net 2.0 and 3.5, but it isn't enabled by default. Go to "Turn Windows Features on and off" applet and enable it. This may trigger a download, depending on your configuration. Alternatively, if you want a completely offline method and have your Windows 10 install media, you can try the procedure documented at

In any case, I've not yet had issues with MSKLC on my Windows 10 system (which is an upgrade from Windows 7).

2016-08-25 05:49:50 Windows 10, MSKLC, and .NET Framework
Comment #1 on 'Where do I find font specifications?' by BobHallissy on 2014-10-14 21:48:02

Apple's John Jenkins noted recently on  Fontlab Forum: "Apple has recently published an update to its Apple Advanced Typography spec. This includes documentation for some recently introduced tables such as 'ankr', 'kerx', 'meta', and 'sbix'."

2014-10-15 09:14:10 Where do I find font specifications?
Comment #2 on 'Keyman from Tavultesoft - Keyboard systems for Windows, mobile devices and web' by BobHallissy on 2014-10-06 11:03:17

Tavultesoft have released version 9.0 of  Keyman Desktop.

In a significant licensing change, there is now a free edition of Keyman Desktop.

 Keyman Developer 9 is presently available for beta testing.

2014-10-08 03:21:20 Keyman - Keyboard systems for Windows, mobile devices and web
Comment #1 on 'zzz Integrate Graphite into Harfbuzz' by BobHallissy on 2014-04-24 16:48:25

This has been accomplished — Graphite is now integrated into Harfbuzz — so this need should be removed.

2014-04-25 04:19:35 2 needs
Comment #2 on 'Debugging multi-technology fonts' by BobHallissy on 2013-04-02 14:37:39

I think I had that in one of my implementations, but I figure "RenderingUnknown" is pretty unlikely in real text ;-)

2013-04-03 04:17:36 Debugging multi-technology fonts

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